Company of Liars (Paperback)Karen Maitland (author)
The year is 1348 and the first plague victim has reached English shores. Panic erupts around the country and a small band of travellers comes together to outrun the deadly disease, unaware that something far more deadly is - in fact - travelling with them.
The ill-assorted company - a scarred trader in holy relics, a conjurer, two musicians, a healer and a deformed storyteller - are all concealing secrets and lies. And at their heart is the strange, cold child - Narigorm - who reads the runes.
But as law and order breaks down across the country and the battle for survival becomes ever more fierce, Narigorm mercilessly compels each of her fellow travellers to reveal the truth ... and each in turn is driven to a cruel and unnatural death.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm
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“Company of Liars”
Highly readable, slightly surprisingly as I was not hugely enamored by The Owl Killers, another of Maitland's novels. The plague is hugely and perhaps morbidly interesting to me, although to be honest it is... More
“Company of Liars”
This book takes you on a journey of disease and discovery in the mediaeval times. I could imagine the fears and trepidation of living in that time when the plague had taken over normal life in the green and pleasant... More
“Mystery, intrigue and the plague”
Company of Liars was a very good read.
A band of travellers, thrown together by chance, travelling across England with the threat of the Pestilence becoming more present with their every move
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